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February 17, 2013 Subscribe

The Buzz About Ibizan Hounds, plus a Legislative Update

The elegant and unusual Ibizan Hound is considered by many to be the living embodiment of the dogs discovered etched on the walls of Tutankhamun’s tomb. Brought to its Mediterranean island home by ancient seafarers, the Ibizan proved its resilience by surviving without alteration for millennia. Discover some of the breed-specific characteristics that set this hound apart from all the rest.

Senior Editor Christi McDonald provides a legislative update on two U.S. states considering bills that would prohibit insurance companies from denying coverage to customers based on the breed or size of dog they own. Learn how dog owners in Maryland and New York can lend their support, and find out where breed specific – and anti-breed specific measures – are proposed.

Many of this year’s top show dogs are featured in their own beautiful mini-websites on Best In Show Daily. Simply click on a banner ad to see the dog’s up-to-date show history, plus a slide show of photos that reveals exactly why it’s a top dog.

Dan Sayers
Editor in Chief

Legislative Updates: Insurance Bills in Maryland and New York; BSL in Rhode Island, Wisconsin and New Mexico
By Christi McDonald

Two weeks ago I reported that the state of Maryland is considering a bill that would prohibit insurance companies from denying coverage to customers based on the breed or size of dog they own. On Thursday, February 28, 2013, the Maryland House Economic Matters Committee will examine the potential new legislation, and AKC is encouraging Maryland residents to contact members of that committee to ask them to support this bill. more

Breeder Buzzwords – The Ibizan Hound
By Dan Sayers

The Balearic Island of Ibiza is home to the remarkable Ibizan Hound. On this pine-covered island of mountain ranges, rugged cliffs, coastal rock and pebbled beaches, the primitive Ibizan Hound evolved to work under and over every imaginable obstacle in order to locate, flush, chase and retrieve its intended quarry – the rabbit. more


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